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noun [countable] nation pronunciation in British English /ˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    a country that has its own land and government
    the leaders of the main industrial nations
    The aim of the LIVE project is to train students from developing nations.
  2. 2
    the people of a particular country
    We want government to serve the whole nation.
    He called for leadership that will unite the nation.

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